On the final morning of our 13 week expedition, we did a deep clean of every room of the house, the office, the venturer toilets and the tents. After packing at 2am that night and deciding to leave half my toiletries which weighed too much, I remember feeling so exhausted and emotional that morning, but somehow going through the motions. Once everything was ready for the next group, the buses came to collect half the group and take them to the beach. The rest of us waited for taxis to the bus stop which would take us into San Jose. Almost everyone was in tears and the sadness of knowing you may never see your friends again was the worst. Hopefully I will return to Costa Rica one day and say hola to my new friends again.
The first thing we did was check into our hostel and then head for lunch. For some reason everyone was craving the comforts of home so we went to a Starbucks for coffee. We then hit up a large outdoor market to search for last minute gifts for home.